FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2009
Women’s College Volleyball
POMPILUS TO SING AT AMATEUR NIGHT AT FAMED APOLLO THEATER
PLEASANTVILLE, NY– Sophomore Victoria Pompilus (Mount Vernon, NY/Mount Vernon) is set to perform on the “big stage” at Amateur Night at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater on Wednesday March 4 at 7:30 pm. A psychology major at Pace University, Pompilus is also a member of the Setter women’s volleyball team. Pompilus will be blogging about her experience at the Apollo at http://www.dysoncollege.blogspot.com.
Pompilus earned a spot at Amateur Night after a successful audition in the fall, where she was among hundreds challenging to earn a ticket to perform. One of the songs she sang at the audition was “Whose Loving You” by the Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, which she will being performing again at the March 4th event. The sophomore from Mount Vernon has always been musically inclined as she has also played the saxophone in the past, while also taking piano lessons at the Febbraio School of Music in Mount Vernon. In addition, Pompilus will also be competing at a talent show on March 7th at the Roosevelt High School in the Bronx.
On the volleyball court, Pompilus has developed into one of the top players in the Northeast-10 Conference. This past season, she ranked third in the conference in blocks, while finishing fourth on the team with 185 kills.
Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater is one of the oldest and most famed events at Harlem’s iconic landmark. Earlier this year on January 26, the Apollo celebrated its 75th anniversary of its amateur night competition. Since the 1930s, the event has launched the careers of some of the world’s greatest entertainers from Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown to the Jackson Five. Some of the female vocalists that have performed at Apollo in the past include such famous figures as Mary J. Blige, Brandy, Alicia Keys, Faith Evans and Eve. Amateur Night is all about pleasing the audience and the best performers from the event may be asked to return to sing at future events. For more on Amateur Night, go to http://www.apollotheater.org/amateur_night.html
Contact: John M. Tagliaferri Director of Athletic Media Relations/Sports Information Pace University 914-773-3888 (Office) 914-773-3491 (Fax) pacesettersathletics.com